About Owen Williams

Owen is an independent technology journalist with a background in software development and helping people understand the industry. Based in the Netherlands, Owen writes a weekly column for Medium's OneZero, and was previously Editor at The Next Web and Digital Director at VanMoof.

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Make your lights smart with switches, not bulbs

Smart lighting is everywhere, but it's cheaper and less hassle to replace your switches, not each individual bulb. Here's the best choices, and why.


109: Malware has joined the conference call

This week Frederique, Owen, and Zach talk about Zoom Malware, the Nintendo Switch Lite, Zach's social media detox, the 12" Macbook (RIP), and more!


114: WeeWork

This week on the show, Frederique and Zach talk about creatives ditching macOS, pink laptops and WeWork.


Google and Saint Laurent are making a gesture-enabled smart backpack

Google's Project Jacquard is back with its second smart wearable: a gesture-enabled backpack, in collaboration with Saint Laurent.


Lenovo X1 carbon review: the best light, portable laptop

It's fast, quiet, and ultra-light. Lenovo's X1 Carbon is one of the best MacBook alternatives available today, and it'll last you forever.


Making web dev on Windows great with WSL2

Learn how to use the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL2), and get the perfect web development set up on Windows in minutes.


110: Build A PC Inside Your Brain

Frederique, Owen, and Zach talk about the tech news of the week while Owen rebuilds his PC. This episode was also live streamed, check it out on YouTube too!


OnePlus 7 Pro review: an enormous phone from the future

A beautiful phone that looks like it's from a sci-fi movie, for a fraction of the price of an iPhone—the OnePlus 7 Pro is a great Pixel alternative.


108: Zuck Bucks

Frederique, Blev, Owen, and Zach talk about $WORK and Facebook ~Libra.


How I use Slack—alone—to get more done

How integrations and an empty Slack team help me get more done.


107: Games, Gatekeeping & Gigabit Ethernet

Google’s game streaming service, Stadia, is finally here. Will it be worth using?


115: Windows Into Your Soul

Zach and Frederique talk about the Apple and Microsoft events, Chromebooks, Surfaces and a whole lot more.